Jackie Chan to get honorary Oscar
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 4, 2016
Action movie star Jackie Chan is to be given an honorary Academy Award for his “extraordinary achievements” in film.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also voted to give honorary Oscars to British editor Anne V Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary maker Frederick Wiseman.
Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs described the recipients as “true pioneers and legends in their crafts”. They will be honoured at the Academy’s Governors Awards on the twelfth of November, 2016.
Sixty-two-year-old Chan, has starred in dozens of martial arts films in his native Hong Kong, including Police Story, Armour of God and their various sequels.